Environmental pioneers


The green wave is rolling over us. The environmental requirements of the market are growing dramatically, and it has become trendy to be conscious and responsible.

Green, greener, Gabriel

At Gabriel, we do not seek the easy option. We have always taken the environment seriously, and we were the first manufacturer of woollen furniture fabrics in Europe to deliver products with the EU Ecolabel.

It is an invariable demand from our side that there are no environmental impacts at any point in the life cycles of our products. And we know that our customers appreciate this – just ask Sedus.

An ecological superbrand

Sedus are pioneers. For more than 130 years, the German company has set new standards over and over again with regard to ergonomics, production processes and ecology – and created a brand that makes people move.

”Consideration of the environment and the resources has been a key element for us since the 1950s, and we changed to environmentally friendly production processes and materials long before ecological product design became a buzzword,” says communication manager Joachim Sparenberg.

Fame and Gaja

Gabriel and Sedus have been working together for many years, most recently on Fame and Gaja. ”Both designs live up to our demands for sustainability, quality and durability,” explains product manager Cornelia Scharnagl, ”and the wide selection of colours is also a great advantage. We have both Fame and Gaja in our standard collection – each in 30 colours.”

About Sedus

“Being green is simply part of our philosophy, and we were the first to achieve the EU EMAS standard and various ISO certifications.” The ecological principles are not limited to the production of furniture. The company serves home-made organic products for lunch every day. “The lettuce is picked every morning in our own organic garden,” says Joachim Sparenberg, ”so it is completely fresh when it is served.

A ‘Vollwert Küche’ is in charge of all the food. And people are crazy about it. The recipes are published in the employee magazine, and a survey has shown that 30% of the employees use them at home.”